Oscar Flores, Economics, presented two papers at the 54th annual meetings of the Missouri Valley Economics Association in Kansas City, MO. The first paper, co-written with Tonya Jo Hansen, Economics, presents initial results of a survey of MSUM Economics Alumni. Initial results indicate that 64% of Economics Alumni earn over $75,000 per year. In the second paper on student retention at MSUM, Flores finds that New Entering Freshman students who participate in Learning Communities have a higher probability of returning to MSUM than those who do not even after controlling for self-selection. Flores is a past president of the MVEA.